Casey Saddle Hut
ElevationAscent: 1,859' 567 m
Descent: -1,654' -504 m
High: 2,843' 867 m
Low: 1,819' 554 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 59% (30°)
Current trail conditions
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“A pleasant trip through a giant Mountain Beech forest.”— Russell Hobart
Permit required - New Zealand has a unique system of simple (mostly) backcountry huts that typically have wood/coal heating stoves, plastic-covered mattresses, clean water and bunkhouse communal living. Space can be limited and permits are required.
Check in the LDOC offices of major towns for permits. Good information can be found here: doc.govt.nz/
For the next few miles, you stay down in the valley where you'll cross the stream a few times. Eventually, the valley narrows down and you head uphill on more switchbacks. In half a mile, the trail flattens out and you are on the 'Casey Saddle' for the next mile. The final mile of the trail is the most challenging, where you descend sharply, often using roots to lower yourself.
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Land Manager: Department of Conservation - Arthur's Pass National Park